Nutrition Must Be Top Priority In Global Development Agenda

The Hill: Africa’s future depends on improved nutrition
Strive Masiyiwa, chair and founder of Econet Wireless

“More than two billion people still suffer from poor nutrition. That’s the central finding of the new Global Nutrition Report, a first-of-its-kind evaluation of food security in 193 countries produced by the International Food Policy Research Institute. … The report is a reminder that nutrition must take top priority on the global development agenda. … Even modest upticks in nutrition dollars will translate into huge benefits. Effective nutritional support can be simple and inexpensive. … Nutritional aid shouldn’t be seen as charity — it should be seen as an investment. Improving childhood nutrition will set the stage for long-term dynamism that will resound throughout [Africa]. This must be a global priority” (1/21).